Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children™

Adult Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Stewards of Children, a prevention training program being offered by New Hope , Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  We are striving to educate 5% (4,900 adults) of the adult population in Blount County in an effort to create a ripple effect of change in the way adults react to abuse in our county.  Since New Hope started facilitating this program in the spring of 2011.  To date we have educated 3,300 adults. Help us continue our endeavor to educate Blount County adults by attending one of our community education sessions or hosting a private training.  Our monthly goal in 2017 is to educate 45 adults each month.

This program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals over 18 that are concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Research findings from independent evaluators are available on

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2017 Community Education Sessions – FREE and Open to the Public

Location: First Baptist Church, Maryville – Family Life Center

                       September 19, 2017  – 6:00PM – 8:00PM

                       October 10, 2017 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM 

For more information, to register, or to schedule a private Stewards of Children training please contact Becky Rials via e-mail at, or call her at 981-2000.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017

New Hope honored the month of April with many wonderful programs and events.
Our many thanks to all who hosted pinwheel gardens and Stewards of Children training sessions.
~Atlantic Bay Mortgage
~Blount County Health Department
~Dandy Lions
~First Baptist Church of Maryville
~Heritage High School Key Club
~Maryville College
~New Providence Presbyterian Church
~Pellissippi Community College: Blount County Campus
~Pinnacle Bank
~United Way of Blount County
~Volunteer Home Mortgage

Special thank you to Harmony Family Center’s Camp Montvale for hosting the Hope to Harmony Kids Fair!

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                                               New Hope kids